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Reflections on the Legal Boundaries of Scientific Research Processing of Personal Data from a Comparative Law Perspective

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DOI: 10.23977/law.2023.021202 | Downloads: 5 | Views: 351


Zifan Huang 1


1 School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

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Zifan Huang


This article aims to explore the legal boundaries of handling personal data in scientific research from a comparative law perspective. Currently, there are some deficiencies in the legal framework in China regarding the handling of personal data in scientific research. Therefore, it is worth considering the addition of provisions related to "scientific research" in the Personal Information Protection Law of the People's Republic of China. Additionally, it is possible to mitigate the personal rights of data subjects by appropriately exempting researchers from data processing obligations and imposing additional conditions, as well as adjusting the consent mechanism, in order to establish incentive-compatible requirements for data processing behavior. Through these improvement measures, it is hoped that clearer and more flexible legal boundaries can be provided for scientific research while respecting the rights of personal data subjects.


Personal data; public interest; scientific research


Zifan Huang, Reflections on the Legal Boundaries of Scientific Research Processing of Personal Data from a Comparative Law Perspective. Science of Law Journal (2023) Vol. 2: 12-17. DOI: 10.23977/law.2023.021202.


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